Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties, including Union, Crittenden and Henderson, between July 2015 and July 2016, but rose in Webster and 26 other counties, according to the latest data released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
The unemployment rate in Union County dropped to 7.0 percent in July 2016, compared to 7.4 percent in July 2015. It was also a drop from the June 2016 jobless rate of 7.4 percent.
The jobless rate in Crittenden County dropped to 5.6 percent in July 2016 from 6.0 percent in July of last year.
In Henderson County, the unemployment rate in July 2016 dropped to 4.9 percent, compared to 5.1 percent in July 2016.
The unemployment rate in Webster County was 5.7 percent in July 2016, up from 5.3 percent for the same time period last year.
State officials report Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent, and McGoffin County continued to record the highest unemployment rate at 16.3 percent.
Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually count people working. State official say they do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for work within the past four weeks.